[tz] tzdata source compatibility

Christos Zoulas christos at zoulas.com
Wed Feb 7 13:43:52 UTC 2018

On Feb 7, 12:35pm, scolebourne at joda.org (Stephen Colebourne) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: [tz] tzdata source compatibility

| Joda-Time is downloaded over 3 and a half million times each month (a
| conservative estimate). Each copy has a time-zone parser that the
| downloader can use on the tzdb source files. While the base parser can
| indeed be fixed for a change, that doesn't fix the millions of copies
| already downloaded.
| Stephen

So if you download new tzdb source files, you need to download a new
Joda-Time. In fact if there was a version tag in the tzdb files, Joda-Time
could be smart enough to tell you to do it, or do it itself.


More information about the tz mailing list